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“The Diocese of Yakima has greatly benefited from Fe y Vida’s formation programs. We need to multiply these programs throughout the nation. The pastoral care of young Hispanics is an ecclesial issue that requires an ecclesial response!”

—Carlos A. Sevilla, SJ, Bishop of Yakima, Washington

Back: Carlos Carrillo, one of Fe y Vida’s founders and professors, and Bishop Sevilla.

Front: two of Fe y Vida’s alumni: Arnulfo Ponce, diocesan advisor for pastoral juvenil hispana, and María Elena Treviño Ponce, Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry and Catechesis.

Why is Fe y Vida so successful in developing leaders for Hispanic youth and young adult ministry?

Since 1992, the staff and pastoral team of Instituto Fe y Vida have been developing, testing, and continuously improving a comprehensive Leadership Formation System for ministers, trainers, advisers, and young adult leaders ministering to Hispanic youth (adolescentes ages 13 to 17) and jóvenes (single young adults ages 18 to 30). This system addresses the minister in a holistic manner, providing the human, faith, and pastoral formation necessary for an effective ministry to young Hispanics, using the Prophets of Hope Model as its pastoral approach.

Here are the two major areas of our Leadership Formation System:

Pastoral Ministry with Hispanic Youth and Young Adults Biblical Pastoral Ministry with Young Hispanics

•  Formation & support program

•  Initiation course

•  National leadership symposium

•  Certificate program

•  Advanced seminars

•  Training of trainers

•  Weekend workshops

•  Biblical course

•  Advanced seminars

•  Training of trainers

Can Fe y Vida provide specialized training on other topics?

In addition to the programs in its Leadership Formation System, Fe y Vida offers workshops and conferences geared toward the understanding of the Hispanic community and providing a framework, planning processes, theories, and practical methods to serve this community—especially Hispanic youth, jóvenes, and parents of Hispanic youth. If you don’t know how to effectively address the pastoral needs of the young Hispanics you serve, contact us! Our extensive experience in forming leaders and peer ministers will help you to see your challenges in a new light and find solutions within reach.

Click on the links to the left to learn more about Fe y Vida’s broad selection of programs and services to help you improve your ministry to, with, by, and for Hispanic youth and young adults. Or click here to read testimonials about our formation programs from our diocesan partners and our students. If you have questions or would like to explore partnering with Fe y Vida in your ministry, feel free to contact us anytime!


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